Accessibility and inclusive communication is not something you ‘add on’ to your communication, it is not an after thought or a finessing process. All communication should be built on accessible and inclusive foundations; only then will we be enabling and inclusive.
There are so many reports online, some with complex explanations and many with speculative content, which stir up rumours and concerns, so it is very important that we communicate clear facts and advice to employees.
My first post for 2020 and the festive break provided plenty of time for to reflect on what was achieved in 2019, analyse results and note down a few development areas...
We could all do with knowing a few hidden tips and tricks to help streamline our work day. Here are few of my favourites.
Have you ever considered the cumulative age of your team and wondered how to harness that experience?
I recently had the honour of attending the Mentis Care In MYnd Seminar run by Michelle Partington, and quite simply, it changed my life... it changed my life considerably. We heard from Michelle who had an ‘incredible career as the first female RAF paramedics to be deployed to the frontline. Michelle touched on this topic before... Continue Reading →
According to Thomson Reuters and Interbrand 40 years ago, only 5% of a company's market value was attributed to intangible assets, today this has increased to on average 75%. What are a company's intangible asset? None physical assets such as: Company brand recognition Personal/professional reputation of employees Business methodologies Goodwill Customer loyalty Among other things,... Continue Reading →
After many years of striving to build positive communication between the construction company’s ‘logo’ and the colleagues wearing that logo, I have built a passion for developing clear, two-way and mutually beneficial communication strategies. When a construction company takes over an ongoing contract, it doesn’t just inherit the project deliverables, it inherits the deliverers too.... Continue Reading →
From hard-hat to toe-cap. Ever wondered where the sayings, ‘head strong’, ‘gut instinct’ and ‘finding your feet’ come from. As human beings we receive and react to communication in all manner of ways. As a successful and highly-commended communications professional working in the construction and infrastructure industry, I have done my fair share of studying.... Continue Reading →
It’s new year resolution time Mine usually goes something along the lines of; Going to the gym more Better eating habits More hobby time (I’m a hobby photographer in my spare, spare time) I usually manage to stick to it for a month or so, after which, one or more fall by the wayside. So... Continue Reading →
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser I’m sure we all recall our school days and during the summer holidays we’d have that one day when we were taken to get our new school uniform, shoes and stationery. I usually ended up in WHS struggling to choose between the many latest trends in... Continue Reading →
Cleopatra - the Strategic Communicator One of the most inspirational studies I have encountered in quite a while begins with the following extract. The reign of Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt offers a rare historical glimpse into ancient communication activities and how communication was used by the world’s last pharaoh. This historical research reveals how... Continue Reading →